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Hillsborough BBQ Company

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236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
+1 919-732-4647
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hillsborough BBQ Company has become one of my favorite places to eat. The BBQ is excellent but the treats don't end there. Ribs are wonderful. Beef brisket is terrific. I discover a new fave every time I eat there. My new favorite is fried catfish - moist, crispy and delicious! The warm and rustic atmosphere adds another layer of comfort... More 

Thank Phoodey2U
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since they were local, we wanted to support the BBQ Company. Tried three times. Bad cold tasteless food, terrible service and ignored by a waiter who didn't bother to even give us a menu. BBQ drowning in sauce. Yuck. Never again.

Thank mhill0812
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has great food. I particularly love the chopped BBQ and the green beans, but it's all delicious. Portions are large - I always have plenty of left-overs for lunch or dinner the next day.

Thank Jane H
Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Hillsborough BBQ Company is one of my favorite BBQ places and I will go there whenever I can. When you pull into the dirt parking lot on Nash street, you get the idea that something good is going on, just by the number of cars. Open the car door and you know you have arrived in BBQ heaven by the... More 

Thank TheKinseyReport
North Carolina
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239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Oh my gosh, what can I say! Love this place! Stopped in for a late lunch on our way to Durham. The brined turkey is the BEST roasted turkey I have ever ate....so tender....so flavorful. And what a portion! Hubby had BBQ nachos....sooooo yummy! The sides, hush pups & desserts are all hand made and very tasty. This is a... More 

Thank flipflop48
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Second time here and it was even better than the first. Great BBQ, hush puppies and sides. Server was attentive. Didn't have to wait on a Saturday night because we agreed to a high top table, which was a little tight for space, but not unreasonable.

1 Thank Julie W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

BBQ restaurants should be rated on the quality of the meat, the sides and the hush puppies (and, perhaps, the slaw, on its own.) This place is one of the few I've found that hits a high note on all categories! They smoke their meat the old fashioned way, over wood, and they do a great job. Their pork is... More 

Thank r0bert07
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Their food is great, but for some reason they think their price works as if they are in Raleigh or Charlotte. If they reel in the price they would be a 5 star. Hillsborough barbq, you will not survive over the next 10 years unless you can work out your price points! Your food is great, but guess what, you're... More 

Thank Tim J
Houston, Texas
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205 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant did a good job of seating our party of 16 unannounced. I loved the small town atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. Everyone in my group enjoyed their food. The Oreo cheesecake was a favorite!

Thank blondi1517
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Hillsborough. The pork BBQ, catfish nuggets, ribs and brisket are all quite good. All the sides we've tried have been very good. Portions are generous. It's not cheap, but not overly expensive, especially considering the high quality and portion sizes.

Thank Jay E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-732-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?